Friday, 20 October 2017

Cyclists raise £18,000 with ride to and from brewery

A MOUNTAIN bike challenge that started and finished in Henley raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Seventy-two people took part in Saturday’s 23-mile ride in the Chilterns and along the Thames from outside the Lovibonds Brewery in Greys Road car park and back. Forty volunteers helped out and family and friends cheered on the riders.

The cyclists raised more than £18,000 for Pursuing Independent Paths, a London charity which supports adults with learning disabilities.

Bill Feeney, of Queen Street, Henley, who runs PIP, said: “We rely on individuals to collect sponsorship and there was a really strong community spirit throughout the day. We are really grateful to everybody who played a part in making the event a success.”

An event was held at the brewery after the ride with music by the Tom Michell Trio, a raffle and food donated by local businesses.

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